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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5475 on: September 19, 2019, 04:57:37 pm »
Is today Casio day?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5476 on: September 19, 2019, 06:44:26 pm »
You guys are all sporting the fancy BMW version G-shocks. Mine is the AMC Gremlin of G-shocks  :D
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5477 on: September 19, 2019, 09:19:06 pm »
Maybe, but your G-Shock will outlive and outlast 99% of the watches in this thread with hard use.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5478 on: September 19, 2019, 09:36:16 pm »
...if not before the plasticizer is out of the plastic. I belief steel lasts longer  ;)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5479 on: September 19, 2019, 10:38:32 pm »
It doesn’t. That’s why modern pistols are made out of plastic.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5480 on: September 19, 2019, 11:01:25 pm »
We went through this with the gun market in the 80s and 90s with pistols when glocks showed up, then the knife market went through this with folding knives in the late 2000s.

Metal has a memory with impact, so it dents. Plastic doesn’t have that problem, it flexes back. Metal is still used when there are high heat applications so slides and barrels are still metal. Metal also takes a sharper edge than plastic so blades are still metal. Metal has a higher abrasion resistance than plastic too.

Depends on your application, but metal is not universally tougher than plastic.

If you’re going to be bashing your watch around a lot, plastic is better. A metal bracelet will eventually deform and plastic will just scuff.


Edited to add: if you're talking about plastic off gassing to the point where it becomes brittle, your G-Shock will be just as fucked as the rest of ours. Underneath your metal bezel the housing is made out of a plastic. Depends on the plastic, but I believe it takes decades for the plastic that G-Shock uses to degrade.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5481 on: September 20, 2019, 05:30:12 am »
Maybe thats all right.
But I want not to have skin contact with the devils stuff plastic.
Meanwhile plastic is everywhere. In the air, ocean, meat, in our childrens and our bodys...microplastics
But technically I agree with you!
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5482 on: September 20, 2019, 05:33:17 am »
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5483 on: October 05, 2019, 03:44:37 pm »
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5484 on: October 12, 2019, 12:48:26 pm »
Tried on the new Omega Seamaster in Vegas last month...meh


I like the previous generation better. It's so...loud...I guess it would fit in if I lived in Miami and wore lots of shiny clothes.


Also tried on a few Carl F. Bucherer watches because of the John Wick connection...no, just no. They're fucking huge. Thought if I slapped it I would turn into a giant robot.


Went into the Rolex boutique too and they basically had bare cases. They're pushing the drought pretty hard. From what I can gather from social media people are getting tired of their shit. I had a fistful of cash not long ago for a Pepsi GMT but didn't want to play their stupid games, wound up spending it on a bunch of other stuff.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5485 on: October 12, 2019, 01:38:42 pm »
I think that Rolex is trying to regain control of the brand/image.  The Grey market dealers and flippers were making it impossible to buy watches that were in demand without paying a premium.  Jewelry stores then started the if you want to buy a Daytona (or any other hot watch), you go on a list or buy this watch you don’t want and then we will sell you the watch you do.

I hope that this is just a short term blip (5 years) in sales/marketing and will return back to some sort of sanity.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5486 on: October 12, 2019, 01:43:01 pm »
Getting a Rolex is starting to feel like pledging to a fraternity.


Like "if you want in you have to stand in the middle of the quad with your thumb up your ass"


Great, now every time I see someone with a Rolex I'm going to see them with their fingers up their butt.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5487 on: October 12, 2019, 01:54:09 pm »
Thanks for that image.  Anybody want to buy my watch?  :D

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5488 on: October 12, 2019, 10:03:27 pm »
Dunno, did you wash your hands? Especially your thumbs...

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5489 on: October 12, 2019, 10:09:52 pm »
 :D :D. Does it matter if the price is right?  Just think, you could now belong to an elite fraternity of Rolex wearers. 

Initiation is cheap and the memories last a lifetime.  :D